Friday, 21 July 2017

MSSWPKL Finals 2017 - Thankful Swan Song BUT KPIs NOT Achieved!

The MSSWPKL State Finals 2017 just concluded in Setapak, for the second year running.

Finally, CP achieved a personal milestone in his swan song year.

Honestly though, Thankful for the outcome BUT Disappointed with both results.
Bye-bye to U10 in 2017, Hello to U12 category in 2018.......Always Forward!

( #Projek Under Diri. #Sasaran Nak Undur.  #Under Secara Bermaruah. #Undur 2017. )

Monday, 17 July 2017

Literature: " STRATEGIC BALANCE in CHESS & FENCING " (Harold Hayes, Provost at arms )

Read Article by Harold Hayes HERE

Since his maiden year end focus on fencing rather than chess in 2016 culminating in his maiden international debut at Marina Sands, Singapore CP went into fencing hibernation for 5 months.

Out of the blue his coach handed him an article to read.

TQ Coach Ghadz

Friday, 7 July 2017

Academy Upgrades for Chess & Fencing - NCA/ICE and MFA

The last quarter saw an upgrade of training options for 2 sports CP is involved in, chess and fencing.
It is hoped that both options can further enhance CP's competitiveness.

Further info on the respective academies:-
CHESS - Malaysia's CHESS Academy Info HERE

Main issue though is commitment and finances. Hopefully, 7M Sports Global can lessened if not eliminate the financial component.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

MCF Media Statement (3.00PM, 31 May 2017) - "NATIONAL CHESS ACADEMY"

Malaysian Chess Federation
34-2, Persiaran 65C, Pekeliling Business Centre, Off Jalan Pahang Barat, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Email: Telefax: +603 4031 7943 Website:
The Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) is pleased to announce the setting up of its’ National Chess Academy - the Institute for Chess Excellence, which is an  initiative of MCF President Datuk Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin and the Development Committee he heads. The Academy is located in Puchong, Selangor and will be operational effective Thursday, 1st June 2017.

Several strategic development programmes have been identified by the Institute for Chess Excellence or ICE. Firstly, in July 2017 a National Junior Training Programme for Young Talents (U-9 and U-11), Future Stars (U-13) and Today's Champions (U-19 and Women) will be started.

Secondly, an International Masters series will be held quarterly together with monthly FIDE-rated tournaments and weekly Category Grading competitions to give chess players at all levels an opportunity to gain coveted international titles and national ratings.

Thirdly, from October 2017 - the Institute for Chess Excellence also plans to conduct chess education courses for officials, arbiters, and teachers for the award of National Chess Organiser and National Chess Teacher titles, which with approval from the Ministry of Higher Education, lead to the award of Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas in Chess. 

The Institute for Chess Excellence which is also part of the Asian Chess Federation Academy network, is headed by Mr. Peter Long, an International Arbiter and FIDE Master with over 35 years of international experience and excellence in all facets of the game.

Amirul Haji Mohamad
Information Chief / Media Relations /
31 May 2017

Saturday, 27 May 2017

".......size of the HEART, over size of the BODY! "

( Bronze - U12 Foil 2016, 9yrs )

( Faiz & Coach Ghadz )

( Champion - U10 Foil 2017, 10yrs )

( Champion - U8/9 Foil 2015, 8yrs )

Y Sparks IFC 2016, SINGAPORE: U10 - 1/16

MFF 2016, Putrajaya: U12 - 1/16

Sri Cempaka, KL: U12 - QF
Touche Grand Finals, PJ: U9 - Runners-Up

1st SKTTDI Invitational 2016 - QF

Sunday, 14 May 2017

CHAMPION U10 Foil - 2017 Touche Circuit, 2nd FENCING Title

( Faiz receiving Gold medal from former Thiers Municipality Sports Director Bruno Gaby )

( U10 Foil medalists with CP )

After a hiatus of 5 months since his last competition in Singapore, Amir Faiz Amirul fought hard for his 2nd fencing title ever by out-dueling present 2017 Touche circuit leader Jonas G in the finals of the Foil Under-10 category.

Report on 2nd Title - U10 Open, FOIL in 2017 HERE
Report on 1st Title - U9/8 Mixed, FOIL in 2015 HERE

( Coach Ghadzali Ahmad and Amir Faiz )

Credit goes to Coach Ghadz of GA Fencing for working with Faiz in 2 intense sessions in the week prior to the event to bring him up to speed after being away from the sports.